Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Pattern- Star Cluster Mini Quilt

"Threadbare Creations" celebrates its 8th birthday this month, so I wanted to design a free project for you, as a way of saying thank you for all the wonderful support I have received since starting this little business back in 2006.
I prefer to piece small blocks but I decided to design a mini quilt using a large 16" block. The Crown of Thorns block is my all time favorite, so I adapted it slightly, by adding a Crystal Star block to the centre to create, the Star Cluster Mini Quilt:
This is a fun and easy little quilt to make and if you're new to piecing, its larger pieces are ideal to practice your skills. How you use the quilt is up to you. You could add a hanger and use it as a wall hanging (the pattern includes two options for hanging the quilt):
Or you could turn it into a cushion or maybe make up multiple blocks for a table runner, tablelcoth or quilt. I've decided to use mine as a table topper for the lamp table beside my chair:
It fits perfectly (that was kinda deliberate) and pretties up that little corner of our lounge room.
Here's a close up of the quilting I chose for my mini quilt:
I used the FMQ flowers I quilted on my Fairground quilt. I enjoy quilting these and I love the texture it adds.
The free PDF pattern for the Star Cluster Mini Quilt, comes with full instructions and detailed diagrams for easy construction and you can get your copy, HERE.
I hope you enjoy making this little mini quilt and once again............ a big thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 8 years. You guys are simply the best :)
To see more of my mini quilt patterns, just visit HERE

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